The Toronto Blue Jays did not do well in the team’s first home series of the season. The New York Yankees took two out of three games. Also, during the series, two starting pitchers for Toronto were pulled before the fourth inning. You don’t win ball games when your starting pitchers are being pulled before the fifth inning.
In the first game, the Jays got hammered 7-3. Jay’s starting pitcher, Dustin McGowan was pulled after 2.2 innings. McGowan gave up eight hits, four earned runs, a walk, and struck out just three batters.
Edwin Encarnacion went two for four at the plate during the game.
After being trounced 9-2 in the first game he pitched a week ago, R.A pitched a 4-0 shut out in the second game against the Yankees. Dickey went 6.2 innings, gave up five hits, no earned runs, a walk, and struck out six batters.
“He (Dickey) had it working today,” said manager, John Gibbons during the post game press conference.
I hope Dickey continues his winning ways as the season goes along.
Melky Cabrera went two for four during the game.
Drew Hutchinson was unable to follow up on his 4-2 victory against the Tampa Bay Rays from last week. In fact, Hutchinson just pitched 3.1 innings against the Yankees. Hutchinson gave up six hits, six earned runs, three walks, and struck out six batters in a 6-4 Blue Jay loss. Not a good performance on the mound. However, Gibbons is not worried at all about Hutchinson’s pitching.
“He’s (Hutchinson) going to be fine,” said Gibbons.
The Blue Jays did rally back in the late innings, but it wasn’t enough.
Maicer Izturis (who is on a hot streak right now) and Encarnacion went two for four at the plate.
There has been a change involving a transaction.
The Blue Jays previously announced that pitcher, Chad Jenkins was going to be promoted from Triple-A Buffalo. However, a problem arised. Jenkins in not eligible for promotion until 10 games into the regular season. Instead, The Jays have purchased the contract of Marcus Walden this past Saturday.
In other Blue Jay news, pitcher, J.A. Happ has been sent on a rehab assignment to Class-A Dunedin.
The Jays host the Houston Astros, starting tomorrow night.